Chaffin Talks Tech

Louisiana Tech got faster over the weekend when Wichita Falls (Tx.) speedster Devontay Chaffin committed to the Bulldogs. A burner with sub-4.4 speed, Chaffin averaged almost 18 yards per catch and just under 50 yards per kickoff return last season. Read further to learn more about Tech's fifth commitment in the 2011 recruiting class.

Louisiana Tech added its fifth commitment to the 2011 recruiting class a few days ago when Wichita Falls wide receiver/kick returner Devontay Chaffin gave the Bulldogs a verbal pledge.

"I feel like Tech is giving me the best chance to succeed in life, especially with its job placement program," said the 5-foot-8, 150-pound Chaffin, who lights up the field with his 4.38 speed.

"Coach Kevin Curtis recruited me for Tech and I liked the way he was straight-up with me. He didn't lie about anything and I felt like he was giving me the most opportunities. I also talked to coach Dykes a couple of times."

The District 5-4A Special Teams Player of the Year in 2009, Chaffin returned 10 kicks for an astounding 487 yards with four touchdowns. He's also an accomplished receiver, hauling in 38 receptions for 667 yards (17.6 yards per catch) with nine scores.

"I play cornerback too," he said, "but I'm at my best returning kicks. Most teams try to kick away from me though."

Wichita Falls, which begins school on August 23rd, went 3-7 on the field last year, but the Coyotes finished strong, capturing all three victories in district play.

"Our goal is to make the playoffs and win state," said Chaffin. "Our defense should be better this year. Last year, we beat our rival, Wichita Falls Rider, in the last game of the year and I think we'll beat them again."

In addition to Louisiana Tech, Chaffin received interest from TCU, Ole Miss, North Texas, and Texas Tech, among other schools.

Fans will be in for a treat when Chaffin and the Coyotes face district foe Denton Guyer late in the season. There will be a display of speed vs. speed when Chaffin (who runs a 10.54 in the 100 meters) goes head-to-head with Guyer CB Josh Stewart, a highly-touted Texas A&M commit.

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